Samsung vs. Apple retrial started this morning, kicking off the next chapter in what has become the most storied, and obnoxious, technology legal tussle in recent memory. An initial judgement of over $1 billion was cut nearly in half when Judge Lucy Koh — who is preceding over this latest trial as well — deemed the jury hadn’t adequately explained why they awarded such damages.
extended a patent licensing agreement with Nokia for another five years. Reports suggest that the talks have been going on for quite some time, and are a continuation of a current deal both companies have agreed to. Terms were not disclosed, but it’s believed that the original terms both parties agreed to are still in effect.
Google and some of its Android device partners are currently being targeted by a patent lawsuit ironically revolving around search and advertising, the very heart of Google's business and profits. The plaintiff, in this case, is the Rockstar consortium that outbid the giant over purchasing patents from the bankrupt Nortel Networks.
Samsung patent filing has recently been discovered for a pair of "sport glasses." This particular filing is coming out of Korea and was registered in October. More to the point though, the fling included some basic details along with a few sketches. These appear like they are similar to Google Glass and the filing mentions smartphone connectivity as well as some of the functionality.
HP has reached that stage indeed. The PC maker, who has been hard hit by a steadily declining PC market, is reported to be trying to regain some financial ground by selling off several mobile patents that it still holds.
patent filing wants to let you keep your friends. No, really, it does! The recent filing shows Google attempting to patent a method for splitting a bill or bar tab, then amortizing it amongst a group. While splitting a bill is nothing new, Google’s method for settling up may show something new for their troubled Wallet service.
Samsung and LG who have agreed to put down their swords and instead cooperate and compete on merits instead of getting bogged down in a mire of patent disputes.
Glass related patents. This latest round comes by way of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a company that many likely know better as Foxconn. Google has yet to issue a statement regarding the patent grab, however Hon Hai has offered a bit in terms of detail.